DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE @ GAP ACADEMY
Are you selecting a career or work path but feeling confused?
Do you need a gap year to re-group, get direction, explore your career options and plan your way forward with goals, purpose, planning and knowledge?
Develop an impressive curriculum vitae and portfolio
Interact and learn essential knowledge and skills from the professional lecturers and guest speakers
THIS GAP YEAR IS FOR YOU!
DON’T MAKE HASTY & REGRETTABLE DECISIONS
DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE AND CREATE YOUR PLATFORM FOR LIFE
Carmen Meyer now working in Germany
“Gap was a year of adventure, learning responsibility, tremendous fun and making friends for life. I learnt many interesting things about careers, business and essential daily life lessons. I did not only learn about how to plan a garden, sketch a house design or how taxes and bonds are calculated; I learnt things about myself and who I am. I learnt from my Lecturers and fellow Gaplings. The year at Gap gave me space and time to find my true self, my hobbies and the career that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It gave the key, along with knowledge, to a world full of opportunities. My ‘key’ led me to Germany and I am doing an apprenticeship in Hotel Management at a 5star hotel- the Louis C. Jacob H. GAP was the best!!”
Deron Howard is also an ex-pupil of PMB Girls High. Now aged 18, she matriculated in 2010 and took a gap year because she didn’t know what she wanted to do. “I just felt I hadn’t been exposed to enough experiences to be able to make that decision when I left school”, she says, “and wanted to broaden my outlook.” Deron chose a much more academic-based gap year. “I went to the Gap Academy here in town. We studied all sorts of different subjects aimed at giving us more scope – for example, Landscaping, Décor, Public Relations, Cooking, Business Studies and Computing, and we had to achieve a certain level in order to get the certificate of completion, so it was quite structured. But there was also a big creative element and we were given lots of career advice and life coaching. We were introduced to all sorts of opportunities and out of our group, one guy is currently working on the Sinfonia (Cruise Ship), one is in Germany, one has started her own business, some have gone onto University, and I am going to the States shortly to work as an au pair for a while.
Lala Domleo (19) graduated from St John’s and also took her gap year at the Gap Academy. “I was considering a career in the medical field – either medicine or maybe becoming a paramedic. The fact that I couldn’t decide made me think that perhaps I wasn’t ready to make the choice! It seemed sensible to wait a while and get some more experience before making up my mind – and I’m so glad I did because I’ve ended up studying something quite different.” What made her change her mind? “My aunt was murdered when I was 13 and this has obviously been an experience that I have suppressed. During the Life Coaching at the Academy I was encouraged to deal with it, and as an upshot I have a real interest in Criminology. So now I am studying Social Science and Psychology and intend to major in Criminology, a career path that I never would have discovered if I hadn’t taken a gap year.
Gap academy enabled me to create and use so many life changing opportunities. By putting in a little bit of effort you can get unbelievable results in a wide array of fields.